Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Saturday, May 16, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red balloons

On Capitol Hill in Seattle today, a LARGE bunch of balloons.

Man carrying many red balloons

Man carrying bunch of many red balloons

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Published Friday, May 15, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Greatness sign

We volunteered to be servers in the truly wonderful FareStart program in Seattle. It helps at-risk and homeless people learn restaurant skills and turn their lives around. They have a guest chef every Thursday. This sign was in the kitchen.

Your Comfort Zone -> Greatness sign in the Farestart kitchen

“Your Comfort Zone -> Greatness” sign in the FareStart kitchen

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Published Thursday, May 14, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Horse and lupines

Browsing through my archives, I found this image of how the horse pasture next to our backyard used to be a few years ago. I miss Tawny. Now a big house is being built there.

Purple lupines and a recovered wild mustang horse named Tawny

Purple lupines and a recovered wild mustang horse named Tawny

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Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Columbine macro

Haven’t posted something from my garden in a bit. The columbines are looking lovely this year. I know that the fertilizing I did earlier helped a lot, since I didn’t do it last year and was sorry.

Pink and yellow columbine blossoms, close up in the garden

Pink and yellow columbine blossoms, with forget-me-nots in the background

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Published Tuesday, May 12, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Maple Valley arboretum

Had a great time vending at the Plant Sale at the Lake Wilderness Arboretum in Maple Valley, WA last weekend. This view of red Japanese maples in the afternoon light looked almost like fall colors.

Backlit Japanese maples in the Lake Wilderness Arboretum in early May

Backlit Japanese maples in the Lake Wilderness Arboretum in early May

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Published Monday, May 11, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink and green hydrangeas

These pink and green hydrangeas were blooming at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory last week.

Delicate tones of pink and green in these hydrangea flowers at the Conservatory

Delicate tones of pink and green in these hydrangea flowers at the Conservatory

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Published Friday, May 8, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Small tropical flowers

I was at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory last week. These pretty tropical flowers, which I can’t begin to describe, are maybe an inch tall (2.5 cm). Anyone know the name?

Small red and yellow tropical flowers at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle

Small red and yellow tropical flowers at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle

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Published Thursday, May 7, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Seattle dramatic sky

Seattle does have a lot of gray skies, but we can handle it when they look like this.

Plenty of rain in these clouds over the Seattle skyline

Plenty of rain in these clouds over the Seattle skyline

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Published Thursday, May 7, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tiny cactus flowers

At my favorite flower haunt, Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory, the Cactus House display is full of flowers. These tiny ones make me happy.

Teensy pink cactus flowers nestle among the spikes

Teensy pink cactus flowers nestle among the spikes

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Published Tuesday, May 5, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Native American ceremony

On May 1, I was walking on Capital Hill in Seattle and happened across this Native American ceremony. Not sure exactly what was going on, but there was chanting and much fragrant smudge smoke. Not your everyday kind of thing!

Chanting and smudging in this Native American event in Seattle on May Day

Chanting and smudging in this Native American event in Seattle on May Day

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Published Sunday, May 3, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Book Mobile

Went into a neat bookstore and bakery, Ada’s, on 15th Ave. in Capitol Hill in Seattle. A very different kind of place, just right for science nerds of all kinds. I loved the Calder-esque mobile hanging up there, and the pages of text make it a “bookmobile” of a different sort.

Hanging sculpture in a bookstore in Seattle

Hanging sculpture in a bookstore in Seattle

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Published Friday, May 1, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink clematis

Some people say cle-MA-tis, and some people say CLEM-uh-tis. They are all beautiful. My gardener friend Sherry (see hostas below) has a simple pink clematis draping over her fence that is pretty darn wonderful.

Pink clematis with yellow centers along a fence

Pink clematis with yellow centers along a fence

Macro view of clematis vine with pink flowers and yellow centers

Macro view of clematis vine with pink flowers and yellow centers

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